Gun rights advocates have already filed lawsuits to nullify the new law, claiming that it still violates the Second Amendment. The Illinois Association of Firearms Retailers, and a Lake Villa gun shop owner who says he wants to open new firearms dealerships in the Lincoln Park neighborhood and on the Magnificent Mile, are among the plaintiffs.The Chicago Police Dept. is targeting felons violating parole. What a good idea.
Chicago gang, narcotics and fugitive officers were paired with federal, state and county officers for the weekend, from early Friday to Sunday morning.
The operation was run in three districts — Englewood, Grand Central and Albany Park. In addition to the seizures and arrests, those districts reported no shootings or homicides all weekend, authorities said.
It was a rainy weekend, but Chicago Superintendent Jody Weis and other officials said they believe the operation played a role.
This new gun law also needs to be challenged, on constitutional grounds, and for our own safety. Because we can't count on the weather to prevent crime--or a constant police presence.